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Inhale – Exhale

{2:18 minutes to read} The popularity of salt inhalation rooms is growing and with it is an emerging market with much room to expand. Why salt? Individual salt crystals are crushed into a fine powder, negatively charged, and spread across … Continue reading

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And The Winner is…

{2:12 minutes to read} Design for Leisure has been involved with numerous projects, in both the hotel and spa industry, that have been recognized worldwide. Two of the latest projects to receive awards are the Tierra Santa Healing House at the … Continue reading

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Hydrothermal Experiences: What Can Design for Leisure Offer?

“Give me the power to create a fever, and I shall cure any disease.” Hippocrates, The Father of Modern Medicine’ C460-370BC {3:00 minutes to read} From steam rooms to hammams, there is a plethora of hydrothermal experiences available for both … Continue reading

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Hydrothermal Bathing: Past, Present, and Future

{4:18 minutes to read} For thousands of years, cultures have incorporated the healing powers of water and heat. From the use of geothermal waters to bathhouses, hydrothermal bathing has a long history:

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Medical Studies Link Sauna Use to Wellbeing

{3:24 minutes to read} When most people think of a sauna, they think of warmth and relaxation, but saunas as tools for wellness are becoming more and more popular. Below are 5 examples, with scientific backup, of the positive effects … Continue reading

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New Sauna Designs Taking Shape

Historically, when humans built meaningful rooms, the structures were generally round. Round buildings symbolize the divine and perfection. Wood in its natural shape is round. In sauna and spa design, the desire for natural lines and organic shapes is clear, but … Continue reading

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Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards, 2nd Edition 2016

{2:48 minutes to read} At the 10th Global Wellness Summit held October 16-19 in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Design for Leisure CEO Don Genders, in his capacity as Chair of the Global Wellness Institute Hydrothermal Initiative, launched the Second Edition of the … Continue reading

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Sanarium

{3:00 minutes to read} We all enjoy different means of relaxation, and the same should be true when deciding how to sauna bathe. Choose a climate that suits your needs and your own individual kind of relaxation, and create unique … Continue reading

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The Importance of Staying Cool!

{4:06 minutes to read} In our last article, we talked about snow rooms, so it seems appropriate to follow up with a conversation about the importance of staying cool. The cooling-off stage of any thermal bathing experience, particularly the parts … Continue reading

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Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

{4:18 minutes to read} Thermal bathing is the practice of getting very, very hot, and then very, very cold. The greater the extremes, the greater the benefits, and there is no greater extreme for getting cold than getting into a … Continue reading

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